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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Alaska Cruises Direct launches their "Gold Rush Days" Cruise and Cruise Tour Sale with fares up to 70% off and bonus extra's worth hundred's of dollars in savings.

Princess Cruises Alaska for 2014 
Named Best Cruise Line in Alaska by Travel Weekly, 10 of the last 11 years!
In celebration, Alaska Cruises Direct launches their "Gold Rush Days" Cruise and Cruise Tour Sale with fares up to 70%  off and bonus extra's worth hundred's of dollars in savings.


Gold Rush Cruise Deals - Save up to $500 on Alaska cruises and cruisetours!
January 22, 2013 - Alaska Cruises Direct has announced  its Princess Cruises "Gold Rush Days" 2014 Alaska cruise and cruisetour sale, which features savings up to 70% off brochure rates, plus the added bonus of FREE shore excursion money, wine and a keepsake souvenir photo.

Cruises start at $598* per person, based on double occupancy for a 7 day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise, starting at Vancouver, British Columbia  with Ports:  Ketchikan, Alaska  Juneau, Alaska  Skagway, Alaska  Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Scenic Cruising)  College Fjord, Alaska (Scenic Cruising)  ending at Anchorage (Whittier Port), Alaska  or for the same price guests can sail from Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia with Hubbard Glacier substituted for College Fjord.




Alaska Cruise Tours start at $897* per person, based on double occupancy for 10 days. ( sea and land tours also for 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15 days ). Guests will Cruise first (7 days), then take a land tour (3 days)  Starting at : Vancouver, British Columbia Ports: Ketchikan, Alaska  Juneau, Alaska Skagway, Alaska  Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Scenic Cruising)  College Fjord, Alaska (Scenic Cruising) cruise ending at Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska land tour follows from  Whittier to Denali National Park & Mt. McKinley | 2 nights Mt. McKinley/Denali | Then from Denali to Fairbanks, where the tour ends.

Alaska Cruises Direct offers the opportunity to explore the best of Alaska by both land and sea, with a selection of sailing options aboard seven ships as well as a variety of Princess’ signature cruise tour options to experience the heart of the state at Princess' own wilderness lodges.

"Alaska : Some days, it will make you feel impossibly big. Other days, it will make you feel crushingly small. But with time spent sailing past stunning Alaskan glaciers, you will always,
always feel. Discover why Princess is continually named “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” and why you’ll come back new."
Princess Cruises Alaska - Over 24 Cruisetours - Princess lodges and domed-glass rail cars - Call us for all the details. 800.365.1445

 
Highlights of Alaska Cruises Direct "Gold Rush" program include Crown Princess’ debut in the 49th state, Princess’ largest ship to sail in the region, which will cruise on the line’s popular “Voyage of the Glaciers” route through the scenic Gulf of Alaska, joined by Coral Princess and Island Princess. Small ship Pacific Princess, which last sailed in Alaska in 2009, will again bring its intimate cruise experience to Inside Passage cruises from Vancouver. Golden Princess and Grand Princess will offer Inside Passage cruises from Seattle, and Star Princess will depart on 11-day Inside Passage journeys from San Francisco.

The cruise tour program combines a seven-day “Voyage of the Glaciers” cruise with three to eight additional nights on land exploring Alaska’s interior. Passengers can pick their perfect Alaska experience with four types of land and sea packages – Denali Explorer, On Your Own, Off the Beaten Path and Connoisseur. All Princess cruise tours include the company’s exclusive wilderness lodges, rail or motor coach travel, plus the top two attractions in the state – Glacier Bay National Park and Denali National Park, where visitors spend at least one night exploring the wonders of this area.

Alaska Cruises Direct Princess’ 2014 Alaska Program includes

Cruises
Passengers have a variety of options for exploring “The Great Land,” with seven ships sailing on seven itineraries to more than 14 destinations. In total, the line will offer 123 Alaska cruise departures in 2014.
  • Voyage of the Glaciers – Princess’ favorite Gulf of Alaska route between Vancouver and Whittier (for Anchorage) features two glacier-viewing experiences on every sailing, with visits to Glacier Bay National Park plus either Hubbard Glacier or College Fjord. Ships also call at Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. Crown Princess will join Coral Princess on this signature itinerary for Saturday departures, and Island Princess will set sail on Wednesdays. In total, the ships will offer 54 sailing choices between May 10 and September 17, 2014.
  • Inside Passage from Seattle – Golden Princess and Grand Princess offer convenient weekend departures on two different seven-day roundtrip itineraries from Seattle along the scenic Inside Passage. Both visit Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, B.C., and passengers will enjoy dramatic glacier viewing in either Glacier Bay National Park (Golden Princess) or Tracy Arm (Grand Princess). The two ships will sail on 38 departures between May 3 and September 14, 2014.
  • Inside Passage from Vancouver – Pacific Princess will offer an intimate cruise experience on a seven-day roundtrip cruise from Vancouver, taking in Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan plus dramatic glacier viewing in either Glacier Bay National Park or Tracy Arm Fjord. The ship will offer 19 sailings between May 13 and September 16, 2014.
  • Inside Passage from San Francisco – Star Princess will sail from the “City by the Bay” on 11-day roundtrip cruises. The ship offers 12 voyages from San Francisco featuring the scenery of Glacier Bay National Park or Tracy Arm Fjord, with calls at Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria (with some sailings substituting Icy Strait Point). Departures sail between May 12 and September 10, 2014.
Cruise Tours
Alaska Cruises Direct offers Princess cruise tours passengers 23 itinerary options for a complete land and sea Alaska experience ranging from 10 to 15 nights. All cruise tours include a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers sailing including a visit to Glacier Bay National Park, plus up to four nights in the Denali National Park area with stays at Princess’ riverside wilderness lodges.
  • Denali Explorer – Princess’ most popular cruise tour option, Denali Explorer packages feature multiple nights at the line’s Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge and/or Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, plus the exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service between the Whittier cruise terminal and the dramatic Denali National Park area. Most also offer the opportunity to explore Fairbanks or Anchorage.
  • On Your Own – An affordable option for independent-minded travelers, these tours offer a flexible way to see the Heart of Alaska. Tours follow similar routes as Denali Explorer options, but do not include any pre-planned excursions, giving travelers the opportunity to customize their own experience.
  • Off the Beaten Path – For those who want to explore Denali and beyond, these tours offer options to the Kenai Peninsula with stays at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge or Wrangell-St. Elias National Park with stays at Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge.
  • Connoisseur – These cruise tour options offer the services of a professional tour director and additional time for passengers to experience the Great Land. Offering the highest level of service, these tours include most meals and enhanced sightseeing options.
Additional information about Princess Cruises Alaska 2014 is available through this Princess Certified Alaska Cruise Expert, Alaska Cruises Direct , by calling 800.365.1445, or by visiting the company's website at http://www.alaskacruisesdirect.com
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About Princess Cruises and Alaska Cruises Direct in Alaska:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess is a global cruise and tour company operating a fleet of 16 modern ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. Princess is a leader in Alaska travel, offering immersive land/sea vacations that feature the state’s “must see” attractions, including Glacier Bay National Park and Denali National Park. Princess owns and operates five wilderness lodges nestled in scenic riverside locations throughout the state, as well as a fleet of deluxe motor coaches and glass-domed Princess railcars – giving travelers the opportunity to combine cruise, rail and lodge options to see all the best of Alaska.


Alaska Cruises Direct is Princess Certified Alaska Cruise Expert , offering affordable prices, bonus extras and the best choice of ships and accommodations in Alaska. Plus, advice you can trust from Princess Certified Alaska Cruise Experts. The complete package! Whether it's personalized pricing, shore excursion credit, free upgraded staterooms, reduced deposits, onboard spending money, senior,  resident, kids reduced rates or special offers, many Alaska cruise vacation packages come with one or more of these bonus extras.  But it does not end there. We're here to help - before, during and after your cruise vacation. Plus, one-on-one cruise planning and advice through email or over the phone. Combine that with all the great information found throughout their website, and you have the complete package needed to plan the perfect Alaska cruise vacation.

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*Fares apply to minimum lead-in categories on a space-available basis at time of booking. Fares for other categories may vary. Fares are per person, non-air, cruise- or cruise tour-only, based on double occupancy and apply to the first two passengers in a stateroom. These fares do not apply to singles or third/fourth-berth passengers. The offers are capacity controlled and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past passenger offers, including Air discounts.  Fares quoted in U.S. dollars. Government fees and taxes are not included. Please refer to princess.com for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings.



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